NBA & ABA Career Playoff Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Chris Paul 2.28
3. Maurice Cheeks 2.22
4. Rick Barry* 2.21
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Brian Taylor 2.06
11. Joe Caldwell 2.00
12. Russell Westbrook 1.96
13. Rajon Rondo 1.96
14. Sam Lacey 1.93
15. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
16. Jason Kidd 1.91
17. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
18. Magic Johnson* 1.88
19. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
20. John Stockton* 1.86
21. Fat Lever 1.85
22. Fatty Taylor 1.84
23. Larry Bird* 1.80
24. LeBron James 1.79
25. Gus Williams 1.76
26. Norm Van Lier 1.74
27. Freddie Lewis 1.74
28. Johnny Moore 1.71
29. Wendell Ladner 1.71
30. Don Buse 1.70
  Stephen Curry 1.70
32. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
33. Paul George 1.69
34. Mike Gale 1.67
35. Julius Erving* 1.66
36. Ron Boone 1.66
37. Kawhi Leonard 1.65
38. Don Chaney 1.65
39. Larry Hughes 1.63
40. Kerry Kittles 1.61
41. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
42. Doug Christie 1.60
43. Jimmy Butler 1.60
  Otis Birdsong 1.60
45. James Harden 1.57
46. Tim Hardaway 1.57
47. Charles Barkley* 1.57
48. Dwyane Wade 1.56
49. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
50. Paul Pressey 1.55
51. Doc Rivers 1.54
52. Metta World Peace 1.54
53. Darnell Valentine 1.54
54. Norm Nixon 1.53
55. Ben Wallace 1.53
56. Derek Harper 1.53
57. Monta Ellis 1.51
  Kyrie Irving 1.51
59. Draymond Green 1.49
60. Lionel Hollins 1.48
61. Butch Beard 1.48
62. Jimmy Jones 1.47
63. Nick Anderson 1.47
64. Andre Iguodala 1.46
65. Charlie Ward 1.46
66. Cazzie Russell 1.45
67. Kendall Gill 1.44
68. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
69. Mike Conley 1.42
70. George McGinnis* 1.41
  Kobe Bryant 1.41
72. Gar Heard 1.40
73. Gary Payton* 1.40
  Trevor Ariza 1.40
75. Connie Hawkins* 1.40
  Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Bob Gross 1.40
78. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
79. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
80. James Silas 1.37
81. Manu Ginobili 1.36
82. Mark Price 1.36
83. Stephen Jackson 1.36
84. Robert Reid 1.34
85. Karl Malone* 1.34
86. Nate McMillan 1.34
87. Billy Cunningham* 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
  Fred Carter 1.33
  Dan Majerle 1.33
91. Rich Jones 1.32
92. Wesley Matthews 1.31
93. Eric Williams 1.31
94. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
95. Eddie Jones 1.30
96. Jim McMillian 1.29
97. Kyle Lowry 1.28
98. Darrell Griffith 1.27
99. Brian Winters 1.27
100. Ron Harper 1.26
101. Carmelo Anthony 1.26
102. Kevin Johnson 1.26
103. T.R. Dunn 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
105. Kevin Garnett 1.24
106. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
107. James Worthy* 1.24
108. Charles Oakley 1.24
109. Byron Scott 1.23
110. Antoine Walker 1.23
111. David Robinson* 1.23
112. Tony Allen 1.22
113. Paul Pierce 1.22
114. Reggie Lewis 1.21
  Jeff Hornacek 1.21
116. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
117. Charlie Scott 1.21
118. Bob Dandridge 1.21
119. Michael Cooper 1.21
120. Phil Chenier 1.20
121. Dave Cowens* 1.20
  Darwin Cook 1.20
123. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
124. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
125. Ted McClain 1.19
126. Mario Chalmers 1.19
127. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
128. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
129. Blue Edwards 1.18
130. Shawn Marion 1.17
131. Kenny Anderson 1.17
132. John Lucas 1.16
133. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
134. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
135. Kevin Porter 1.14
136. Chris Webber 1.14
137. Avery Johnson 1.13
138. John Havlicek* 1.13
139. Robert Horry 1.13
140. Alvan Adams 1.13
  Walter Davis 1.13
142. David Wesley 1.13
143. Jo Jo White* 1.12
  Shawn Kemp 1.12
145. Caron Butler 1.12
146. Larry Kenon 1.12
147. Wil Jones 1.12
148. George Hill 1.12
149. Charles Johnson 1.11
150. Danny Green 1.11
151. Anthony Peeler 1.11
152. Terry Porter 1.10
153. Dave Twardzik 1.10
154. Derrick Rose 1.10
155. Luol Deng 1.10
156. Vince Carter 1.09
157. Raymond Felton 1.09
158. Deron Williams 1.09
159. Ralph Simpson 1.09
160. Lucius Allen 1.08
161. Jason Richardson 1.08
162. George Lynch 1.08
163. Kenyon Martin 1.08
164. Jerome Williams 1.08
  Aaron McKie 1.08
166. Blake Griffin 1.08
167. Rod Strickland 1.08
168. Kevin Durant 1.08
169. Ray Williams 1.07
170. Haywoode Workman 1.07
171. Damian Lillard 1.07
  Jared Dudley 1.07
173. George Gervin* 1.06
174. Doug Collins 1.06
175. Tracy McGrady* 1.06
176. Bobby Jones 1.06
177. DeMar DeRozan 1.06
178. Mike Bibby 1.06
179. Derek Fisher 1.05
180. Bryon Russell 1.05
181. Sedale Threatt 1.04
182. Chris Mullin* 1.04
  Kirk Hinrich 1.04
184. Willie Wise 1.04
185. O.J. Mayo 1.04
186. Marques Johnson 1.04
187. Mack Calvin 1.03
188. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
189. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
190. Reggie Miller* 1.01
191. Josh Smith 1.01
  Chauncey Billups 1.01
193. Craig Ehlo 1.01
194. Paul Millsap 1.01
195. Horace Grant 1.01
196. Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  David Thompson* 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
  Oliver Taylor 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Matt Barnes 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Ty Lawson 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
212. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
213. Tom Henderson 0.99
214. Rafer Alston 0.98
215. J.R. Smith 0.98
216. Danny Manning 0.98
217. Grant Long 0.98
218. Len Elmore 0.97
219. Vlade Divac 0.97
220. Joakim Noah 0.97
221. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
222. Larry Steele 0.96
223. Don Adams 0.96
224. Toni Kukoc 0.96
225. Ray Allen 0.96
226. Chet Walker* 0.96
227. Thabo Sefolosha 0.96
228. Jeff Teague 0.95
229. Jack Sikma 0.95
230. Marc Gasol 0.95
231. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
232. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
233. Charles Dudley 0.94
234. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
235. Darrell Armstrong 0.94
  Quinn Buckner 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
238. Craig Hodges 0.94
239. Klay Thompson 0.94
240. Richard Hamilton 0.94
241. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
242. Lou Williams 0.93
243. Ricky Sobers 0.93
244. Paul Westphal 0.93
245. Nene Hilario 0.93
  Bob Lanier* 0.93
247. Jason Terry 0.92
248. Bobby Phills 0.92
249. Ralph Sampson* 0.92
250. Allen Leavell 0.92

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Chris Paul 2.28
3. Maurice Cheeks 2.22
4. Rick Barry* 2.21
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Russell Westbrook 1.96
11. Rajon Rondo 1.96
12. Sam Lacey 1.93
13. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
14. Jason Kidd 1.91
15. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
16. Magic Johnson* 1.88
17. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
18. John Stockton* 1.86
19. Fat Lever 1.85
20. Larry Bird* 1.80
21. LeBron James 1.79
22. Gus Williams 1.76
23. Norm Van Lier 1.74
24. Johnny Moore 1.71
25. Stephen Curry 1.70
26. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
27. Paul George 1.69
28. Julius Erving* 1.67
29. Kawhi Leonard 1.65
30. Don Chaney 1.65
31. Larry Hughes 1.63
32. Kerry Kittles 1.61
33. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
34. Doug Christie 1.60
35. Otis Birdsong 1.60
  Jimmy Butler 1.60
37. James Harden 1.57
38. Tim Hardaway 1.57
39. Charles Barkley* 1.57
40. Dwyane Wade 1.56
41. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
42. Paul Pressey 1.55
43. Doc Rivers 1.54
44. Metta World Peace 1.54
45. Darnell Valentine 1.54
46. Norm Nixon 1.53
47. Ben Wallace 1.53
48. Derek Harper 1.53
49. Kyrie Irving 1.51
  Monta Ellis 1.51
51. Draymond Green 1.49
52. Lionel Hollins 1.48
53. Butch Beard 1.48
54. Nick Anderson 1.47
55. Andre Iguodala 1.46
56. Charlie Ward 1.46
57. Cazzie Russell 1.45
58. Kendall Gill 1.44
59. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
60. Mike Conley 1.42
61. Kobe Bryant 1.41
62. Gar Heard 1.40
63. Gary Payton* 1.40
  Trevor Ariza 1.40
65. Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Bob Gross 1.40
67. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
68. Manu Ginobili 1.36
69. Mark Price 1.36
70. Stephen Jackson 1.36
71. Robert Reid 1.34
72. Karl Malone* 1.34
73. Nate McMillan 1.34
74. Fred Carter 1.33
  Dan Majerle 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
77. Mike Gale 1.32
78. Wesley Matthews 1.31
79. Eric Williams 1.31
80. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
81. Eddie Jones 1.30
82. Jim McMillian 1.29
83. Kyle Lowry 1.28
84. Darrell Griffith 1.27
85. Brian Winters 1.27
86. Ron Harper 1.26
87. Carmelo Anthony 1.26
88. Kevin Johnson 1.26
89. T.R. Dunn 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
91. Kevin Garnett 1.24
92. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
93. James Worthy* 1.24
94. Charles Oakley 1.24
95. Byron Scott 1.23
96. Antoine Walker 1.23
97. David Robinson* 1.23
98. Tony Allen 1.22
99. Paul Pierce 1.22
100. Jeff Hornacek 1.21
  Reggie Lewis 1.21
102. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
103. Charlie Scott 1.21
104. Bob Dandridge 1.21
105. Michael Cooper 1.21
106. George McGinnis* 1.21
107. Phil Chenier 1.20
108. Darwin Cook 1.20
  Dave Cowens* 1.20
  Dave Twardzik 1.20
111. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
112. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
113. Mario Chalmers 1.19
114. James Silas 1.19
115. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
116. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
117. Blue Edwards 1.18
118. Shawn Marion 1.17
119. George Gervin* 1.17
120. Kenny Anderson 1.17
121. John Lucas 1.16
122. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
123. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
124. Kevin Porter 1.14
125. Chris Webber 1.14
126. Avery Johnson 1.13
127. John Havlicek* 1.13
128. Robert Horry 1.13
129. Walter Davis 1.13
  Alvan Adams 1.13
131. David Wesley 1.13
132. Jo Jo White* 1.12
  Shawn Kemp 1.12
134. Caron Butler 1.12
135. George Hill 1.12
136. Charles Johnson 1.11
137. Danny Green 1.11
138. Anthony Peeler 1.11
139. Terry Porter 1.10
140. Derrick Rose 1.10
141. Luol Deng 1.10
  Larry Kenon 1.10
143. Vince Carter 1.09
144. Raymond Felton 1.09
145. Deron Williams 1.09
146. Lucius Allen 1.08
147. Jason Richardson 1.08
148. George Lynch 1.08
149. Kenyon Martin 1.08
150. Aaron McKie 1.08
  Jerome Williams 1.08
152. Blake Griffin 1.08
153. Rod Strickland 1.08
154. Kevin Durant 1.08
155. Ray Williams 1.07
156. Haywoode Workman 1.07
157. Jared Dudley 1.07
  Damian Lillard 1.07
159. Doug Collins 1.06
160. Tracy McGrady* 1.06
161. DeMar DeRozan 1.06
162. Don Buse 1.06
  Mike Bibby 1.06
164. Bobby Jones 1.06
165. Derek Fisher 1.05
166. Bryon Russell 1.05
167. Sedale Threatt 1.04
168. Chris Mullin* 1.04
  Kirk Hinrich 1.04
170. O.J. Mayo 1.04
171. Marques Johnson 1.04
172. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
173. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
174. Reggie Miller* 1.01
175. Chauncey Billups 1.01
  Josh Smith 1.01
177. Craig Ehlo 1.01
178. Paul Millsap 1.01
179. Horace Grant 1.01
180. Josh Howard 1.00
  Ty Lawson 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Matt Barnes 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Happy Hairston 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
194. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
195. Tom Henderson 0.99
196. Rafer Alston 0.98
197. J.R. Smith 0.98
198. Danny Manning 0.98
199. Grant Long 0.98
200. Vlade Divac 0.97
201. Joakim Noah 0.97
202. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
203. Larry Steele 0.96
204. Toni Kukoc 0.96
205. Ray Allen 0.96
206. Chet Walker* 0.96
207. Thabo Sefolosha 0.96
208. Jeff Teague 0.95
209. Jack Sikma 0.95
210. Marc Gasol 0.95
211. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
212. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
213. Charles Dudley 0.94
214. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
215. Darrell Armstrong 0.94
  Quinn Buckner 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
218. Craig Hodges 0.94
219. Klay Thompson 0.94
220. Richard Hamilton 0.94
221. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
222. Lou Williams 0.93
223. Ricky Sobers 0.93
224. Paul Westphal 0.93
225. Nene Hilario 0.93
  Bob Lanier* 0.93
227. Jason Terry 0.92
228. Bobby Phills 0.92
229. Ralph Sampson* 0.92
230. Allen Leavell 0.92
231. Lewis Lloyd 0.92
232. Rickey Green 0.91
233. Johnny Davis 0.91
234. Stephon Marbury 0.91
235. Joe Johnson 0.90
236. Chuck Hayes 0.90
237. DeMarre Carroll 0.90
238. Vernon Maxwell 0.90
239. Thaddeus Young 0.90
  Johnny Newman 0.90
  Grant Hill 0.90
242. Chris Ford 0.90
243. Bonzi Wells 0.90
244. Moses Malone* 0.89
245. Tony Parker 0.89
246. Iman Shumpert 0.89
247. Jamal Crawford 0.89
248. Mike Bratz 0.89
249. Fred Brown 0.89
250. Danny Ainge 0.89

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Don Buse 2.34
2. Mike Gale 2.08
3. Brian Taylor 2.06
4. Fatty Taylor 1.94
5. Ron Boone 1.83
6. Freddie Lewis 1.74
7. Wendell Ladner 1.71
8. Ralph Simpson 1.65
9. Mack Calvin 1.65
10. George McGinnis* 1.62
  Julius Erving* 1.62
12. Ted McClain 1.52
13. Jimmy Jones 1.50
14. Willie Wise 1.39
15. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
16. Rich Jones 1.32
17. Larry Kenon 1.15
18. Wil Jones 1.12
19. Louie Dampier* 1.09
20. Bobby Jones 1.08
21. Artis Gilmore* 1.00
  Oliver Taylor 1.00
23. Dan Issel* 0.92
  Jim Eakins 0.92
25. Dave Robisch 0.88
26. John Roche 0.86
27. Chuck Williams 0.81
28. Gerald Govan 0.79
29. George Gervin* 0.75
30. John Williamson 0.72
31. Bird Averitt 0.67
  Mel Daniels* 0.67
33. Kevin Joyce 0.65
34. Darnell Hillman 0.65
35. Cincinnatus Powell 0.60
  George Irvine 0.60
37. Gene Littles 0.58
38. Rick Mount 0.56
39. Ronald Thomas 0.55
40. Jimmy O'Brien 0.50
  Walter Simon 0.50
  Donnie Freeman 0.50
  Red Robbins 0.50
  Billy Paultz 0.50
  George Carter 0.50
46. Roger Brown* 0.48
47. Johnny Baum 0.45
48. Bill Keller 0.41
49. Tom Owens 0.38
50. Steve Jones 0.33
  Claude Terry 0.33
52. Byron Beck 0.31
53. Bob Warren 0.25
54. Bill Melchionni 0.24
55. Willard Sojourner 0.11
56. John Beasley 0.00
  Bob Netolicky 0.00
  Goose Ligon 0.00
  Gene Moore 0.00

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